After four weeks at number one, the Wonggoys has been replaced and pushed to number 2. Now Halsey reigns atop the charts with her Shakespeare-inspired pop hit “Alone”. Meanwhile three new songs debut; “No Excuses” by Meghan Trainor, “Lullaby” by Sigala and Paloma Faith, and “Alien” by Sabrina Carpenter & Jonas Blue. Check out some facts about this week’s hits below.
“A Good Night” by John Legend ft. BloodPop
- This BloodPop-assisted single is about potentially meeting your soulmate.
“No Excuses” by Meghan Trainor
- The last song Meghan Trainor wrote for her upcoming album, “No Excuses” was inspired by her personal experience of witnessing people disrespecting each other in the music business. She once told People magazine, “I have little cousins in school and I also hear their stories, and I’m like, “Oh, you’re supposed to treat others the way you want to be treated.” And I think we’re losing that a little. Especially right now.”
“Lullaby” by Sigala & Paloma Faith
- "Lullaby is about always going back to that person who has stuck with you through all the highs and lows. Ultimately it is a song about love.
“Alien” by Sabrina Carpenter & Jonas Blue
- This is a song by 18-year-old singer and actress Sabrina Carpenter who stars in the Disney sitcom Girl Meets World. — This song was written and produced by Jonas Blue who said the song was inspired by feelings of isolation.
GOSSIP - - - C A L V I N H A R R I S
- Calvin Harris’ recent single with Dua Lipa is climbing up the charts around the world. Lipa even commended Harris for his hard work and told Billboard that Harris “pays so much attention to detail”. She continued by saying, “What [Harris] does… he just has fun with everything he does and nothing really sounds like something that you’ve heard before. I think with him, and what you see from all his previous songs, is that everything’s constantly evolving and that you should never be afraid to change.”
#1 - - “Alone” by Halsey
- According to Halsey herself, this song follows "kinda like this Gatsby vibe." It’s about a social butterfly at a house party, which parallels the scene at the masquerade ball in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. (Most of the songs in Halsey’s album references the classic tragedy written by Shakespeare more than 400 years ago.)